Company says a test cell using its cadmium telluride solar technology set a new world record of 17.3 percent efficiency.
Valley start-up raises $41.5 million to scale up roll-to-roll solar cell manufacturing process using nanocrystals made from cadmium telluride.
Working with start-up PrimeStar Solar, General Electric is developing solar modules that use low-cost, cadmium telluride thin-film solar cells.
To boost its solar business, General Electric is planning to launch products built around new technology: cadmium telluride thin-film solar cells that lower the cost of solar.
Regardless of how well the cadmium telluride solar-panel maker is liked in the clean-tech world, company is certainly racking up the revenue and profit.
The problem with being a gadget lover is the huge pile of cadmium-laced, discarded handsets filling up my drawer. So I went looking for a way to get rid of them responsibly
General Electric says its thin-film solar panels will be available next year along with equipment to ease operation of utility-scale solar power plants.
On Road Trip 2013, CNET's Daniel Terdiman traveled to the Argonne National Lab to find out the history of the world's first nuclear reaction, Chicago Pile-1.
With thousands of aviation enthusiasts on hand, Airbus' newest airplane -- and its response to Boeing's Dreamliner -- took off on its first flight this morning in France.